Man United’s Romelu Lukaku May Be On The Way To Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan
According to ESPN FC, Inter have offered £60 million ($74.4 million) plus add-ons for the 26-year-old. Lukaku has even hinted that a transfer may be in the works, saying after a preseason game, “You guys will know something next week,” according to Talk Sport.
Lukaku told reporters after the game: "You guys will know something next week.” #mufc [MEN]
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Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seemed to relay what Lukaku said by saying “let’s see when the season starts. We have not had any bids that we are considering. You guys will know something next week.”
Solskjaer continued: “All my conversations with the players I will keep confidential. That’s between us. That’s my privilege and I can promise them that I won’t tell (about) our discussions,” he said, according to Talk Sport.
According to ESPN FC, the fee will be split in half and paid over two years. Conte’s Inter Milan already has the clinical Argentine strike Mauro Icardi at their disposal, but he may be well on his way out of the Milan side.
According to ESPN, Inter Milan released a club statement saying, “Mauro Icardi will today return to Milan from our training camp in Lugano. The club and the striker have come to this decision by mutual agreement. Icardi will continue his preseason training over the next few days and will take no part in our summer Tour in Asia.”
Conte was the manager at Chelsea FC back in 2017, and tried to sign the Belgian before failing, meaning Conte favors the Manchester United man.
Manchester United may sell Lukaku for less than they originally brought him for. He was signed from Everton for £75 million ($93 million) plus £15 million ($18.6 million) in additional add-ons in July 2017. Lukaku has scored 42 goals in two seasons with the Red Devils, and dominated in his first season by scoring 27 goals.